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S.W.A.T.H. by Hydrothrax S.W.A.T.H. by Hydrothrax

[Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull]

“Shoot ‘em if you got ‘em!”

One of the Sea Guardian characters from my Post-Earth headword, they’re essentially a clan of aquatic mechanical beings that escort and protect some of the coastal human tribes of this post-apocalyptic world in return for resources they can’t otherwise obtain.

Each Guardian is different, some are more animal-like, others are really mechanical looking, they’re all essentially hodgepodges of various aquatic vehicles melded together with the project leftovers of various human-led sentient machine programs (generally military, since that’s where creatures like the Aerosaurs had the most perceived value.) The humans tend to name them after titans and gods of the old world. 

The primary inspo behind this guy was the Juliet Marine GHOST vessel, and other SWATH craft. Also Shkval torpedoes :D

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:icontorinthia989:
Torinthia989 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
Pacific Rim Kaiiju Knifehead? 
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L1701E Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
This is pretty awesome. I love the biomechanical design, and the concept of it. I can imagine conversations with that thing are rather interesting.
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:iconhydrothrax:
Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! She's a wild card - conversations would definitely be interesting with her and her kind!
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LexThomas Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017
How big is it ?
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Toonvasion Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
Very cool. It's head desigm with the shocking reflective eye/visor is really good. Can it walk on land?
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Kiba928 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
Epic
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yogosimo Featured By Owner May 27, 2016
Omg
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ColdBlod23 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Student General Artist
It reminds me of that weird anime where girls where actually warships and could "walk" on water XD
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LexThomas Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
WOW I just love it.
If I understand right it is a sentient being ?
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:iconhydrothrax:
Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yup! Most of these guys are sentient and usually quite intelligent.
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:iconlexthomas:
LexThomas Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
Really nice. I shouls ask him to go home with me then ^^ They are amazing
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Hellmaker94 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Do you have a story being written about your head world? if so where can I read it?
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:iconhydrothrax:
Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Not publicly, but maybe one day I'll put out a book or so with headworld short-stories and concepts. When I have more time though, now that'd be impossible. :P
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DarlingOfMyHeart Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is epic! So much movement and i really like the posture of that monster!
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:iconhydrothrax:
Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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RomsnMan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Awesome sea! Another masterpiece from you! It remind me a Godzilla movie.
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:iconhydrothrax:
Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
There's definitely some "kaiju" going on in there haha!
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BubbaGAN Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
But can it frikin shoot frikin lasers beams from its frikin head? Thats the real question.
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DarkGraySkies045 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student General Artist
This guy is riding torpedoes (or they are part of him??) and he has four arms!!! Yes :,D 
Beautiful work! As always ovo
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
They're built in, elements can be swapped out/removed though (for quick servicing/switching out the rocket fuel tanks for its sprint ability) - this guy is one of the few Guardians that can theoretically get onto land. I had a sketch somewhere that showed how the legs transformed, they just need to seal up completely underwater for the right hydrodynamic shape. I totally wanted it to look like its skiing/riding a pair of supercaviating torpedoes tho, why be too serious :D

Many arms! Because just two is lame! ;'D

Thanks!
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DarkGraySkies045 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Well you did a wonderful job at showing that, then I was the preview image I thought this guy was skiing for a moment but then I saw it and For a moment I thought those were submarines but then I was like Derp :T 

yes four arms just adds an interesting flare to a lot of creatures, a recent Feral I made someone had four arms (by their request)  
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha it's a little unclear the way I rendered it in all fairness :"D

Yesss
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Ouroboros-491 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
Transformer Kaiju!
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:iconhydrothrax:
Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes!! Someone else had mentioned to me earlier that this looks like it's from Pacific Rim or so - Kaiju and mecha combined :'D
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SwarmCreator Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Supercool drawing. :D Reminds me of a Transformer concept. :P
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:iconhydrothrax:
Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
These guys are sort of Transformers-ish in a sense I guess! They don't have alt modes but do have transformable elements, Guardians are a lot more mecha-like than other sentient creatures like aerosaurs.
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JetPowerFIE Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sah-weeet perspective on this one!  I love it!
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:iconhydrothrax:
Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :D
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ScagliettiArt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could talk for a whole weekend about how much I love this! Mind. Blown. Again.
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ahaha glad you like these critters! 
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Bravo-7 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
SO COOL!!1!
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Trytix Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWSOME!!! :la: choir 
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ShowdownDragon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice Art!
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